I have yet to get the Timing correct for My Begonia plants at the first show of the season. So far i have found that they have not been out on the day.
My friend and Begonia grower for many years has been advising me of the methods used for Begonia growing. He has the timing spot on in his greenhouses in Shrewsbury – but mine are always behind. We have discovered that although i only live about 7 miles from him, it is cooler changing the timing dated for my plants.
I have been to my friends and we have worked out the timing dates allowing for mine to be started earlier, buds taken earlier and measured for larger buds. We did try this last year, but when i came to measure there were no buds up to size!
Although my friens says that i need to take the buds off about 2 weeks before i measure them, i have found in some notes that the bud grows about a quarter of an inch each week, if this is the case the buds have not got time to grow to size after the buds were taken. This year i think i will avoid disbudding, i will check on them and any large buds i will take off.
Only time will tell if this will work!
- 24 Jan, 2008
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